06 March 2018


It's pretty amazing how totally pervasive high energy melodic punk was in the '90s. All over the damn world for sure, but I feel like it hit South America particularly hard. And the thing is....if you listen without the cloud of assembly line LAGWAGON clones throwing shade on your good taste and self respect, then bands like MALDITO FLANDERS from Buenos Aires just come off like good, catchy punk. Dated, to be sure (but this was recorded 22 years ago, so "dated" seems reasonable), but "Sin Fronteras" is still a ripper and the slow part in "Un Rincon" suits me just fukkn fine...even (or especially) with the painfully out of tune guitars. 

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